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President unveils 2008 State of the University Address Sept. 19

In his 2008 State of the University Address, Penn State President Graham B. Spanier provides an overview of the major themes that have shaped Penn State over the past year.

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Penn State Day / Homecoming events set for Oct. 25

Penn State Beaver will host its annual Penn State Day / Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25. All events are free to the public. For information, contact Amy M. Krebs  at amk6@psu.edu or (724) 773-3815 or visit http://www.br.psu.edu/29313.htm?cn25.

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Commission for Women will host domestic violence awareness programs

The Penn State Beaver Commission for Women, in collaboration with other campus and community groups, will host a series of programs in October in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Programs will feature speaker and anti-sexist male activist Jackson Katz, a series of one-act plays, exhibitions and roundtable discussions. Details will beannounced soon. For information, contact Juliette Storr at jms1015@psu.edu or (724) 773-3575 or contact Amy M. Krebs at amk6@psu.edu or (724) 773-3815.

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Vendemia receives $3,000 for PCHAT program

Marian Vendemia, director of continuing education at Penn State Beaver, was awarded $3,000 in support of the Personal Care Home Administrator Training (PCHAT) program. The funds were provided by the Professional and Organizational Development Roundtable of the Penn State Office of Continuing and Distance Education. For information about the program, contact Vendemia at beaverce@psu.edu or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/.

DeSalvo named AIRS supervisor

Bert DeSalvo, Penn State Beaver women's basketball head coach, was named supervisor of athletic, intramural, and recreational sports on campus. He will assist Athletic Director Andy Kirschner with all operations in the Athletic Office. 

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Community leaders attend CHIP Roundtable

Penn State Beaver hosted 30 representatives from local education, social service, business, religious and medical communities Thursday, Sept. 18, for a three-hour roundtable discussion on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program, implemented by state Rep. Vince Biancucci (District 15, D-Beaver), was open to the public and held in the Student Union Building Lodge. Biancucci, who is a member of the campus Advisory Board, was assisted by State Deputy Insurance Commissioner George Hoover. The roundtable was designed to learn and share participants' perspectives on the most effective ways to improve CHIP outreach in Beaver County as well as throughout the state.

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Bus trip to Penn State Homecoming open to the public

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip to Penn State Homecoming when the Nittany Lions will play Michigan at 4:30 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 18, at Beaver Stadium, University Park. On Saturday the bus will depart from Penn State Beaver at 8 a.m. and will return at approximately 11 p.m. Cost is $120 per person and includes a game ticket and bus transportation. Participants can bring their own food and beverages.

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Alumni chapter will host Habitat for Humanity project, game watch

Volunteers are sought to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build sponsored by the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at 94 Jenny St., Aliquippa. No construction or building experience is needed.

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The Medical Minute: Take a loved one for a checkup

Do you have a relative or friend who never goes to the doctor? That person might seem very healthy -- but, then again, how do you know for certain? Many medical conditions do not cause any signs or symptoms until harm has been done. That's why doctors and other health-care providers screen for these problems. Early treatment can avoid the consequences of uncontrolled diseases.

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Probing Question: What are the roots of stand-up comedy?

In 1972, comedian George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" routine provoked a public debate about freedom of expression that eventually resulted in a 1978 Supreme Court obscenity case and helped define the limits of acceptable free speech in television and radio broadcasts.  Before Carlin could cross the proverbial line of decency, many comedians had to come before, breaking boundaries and redefining stand-up, according to Jerry Zolten, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and American studies at Penn State Altoona.

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Beaver wins three, loses one to Chatham

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions volleyball team won their match with the Chatham University Cougars three games to one on Thursday, Sept. 18. The first and second games ended in victories for Beaver, 25-17 and 25-21.  Chatham defeated Beaver in the third game, 25-21, but the Lady Lions took the final game, 25-20.

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Beaver loses two to Fayette

The Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions baseball team traveled Wednesday, Sept. 17, to Penn State Fayette where they lost a conference double header, 3-2 and 13-3. In game one, Beaver junior Jake Wojcik (Burgettstown) pitched six innings and recorded five strikes while sophomore Ben Sladick (Western Beaver High School) led with two hits, but Fayette won the game, 3-2.

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Pitt Greensburg defeats Lions, 2-0

The Penn State Beaver Nittany Lions soccer team traveled Tuesday, Sept. 16, to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg where they fell to the Panthers, 2-0, in a nonconference match. Pitt scored consecutive goals in the 44th and 45th minutes to bring the score to 2-0. The defense held Pitt Greensburg scoreless in the second half but the Lions were unable to score to close the 2-0 deficit.

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